"Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass."
"Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching."
"If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief."
"Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh."
"Now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed."
The book in which they are embodied was first published in the year 1897 by Philip Stepanov for private circulation among his intimate friends. The first time Nilus published them was in 1901 in a book called The Great Within the Small and reprinted in 1905. A copy of this is in the British Museum bearing the date of its reception, August 10, 1906. All copies that were known to exist in Russia were destroyed in the Kerensky regime, and under his successors the possession of a copy by anyone in Soviet land was a crime sufficient to ensure the owner's of being shot on sight. The fact is in itself sufficient proof of the genuineness of the Protocols. The Jewish journals, of course, say that they are a forgery, leaving it to be understood that Professor Nilus, who embodied them in a work of his own, had concocted them for his own purposes.